Johnny Woods

Johnny Woods (November 1, 1917 – February 1, 1990) was an American blues singer and harmonica player in the North Mississippi hill country blues style.

Stylistically, Woods’ music sprang from the same North Mississippi Fife and drum blues band tradition as [Mississippi Fred] McDowell’s. However, personal problems kept him rooted in the Delta, primarily working as a farm hand and sharecropper.

After McDowell’s death in July 1973, Woods faded away until George Mitchell paired him again with another late Mitchell Mississippi Delta discovery, R. L. Burnside, himself a McDowell disciple. Together they recorded the Swingmaster album and video, Going Down South.

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